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September 16, 2015

LATINA stands for Learning and Teaching in a Digital World.

Applications are hereby invited from the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) member institutions to attend specialized workshops.


LATINA participants are expected to apply acquired skills in their respective institutions.


  • Applicants should posses a bachelor degree in librarianship, in teaching or other professional fields.
  • To be regular users of computers at work or at home

All applicants should study information about the course on the web before they choose to apply.   The programme demands personal commitment, since it requires a substantial amount of work before, during and after the on-site training.

Applications are invited from 16th September – 16th October 2016. Selection process will be on First-come-First serve basis. Geographical location, type of library and professional background will also be taken into account during the selection process.


Applicants should seek funding from their institutions to cover transport, accommodation and Dinner ( especially Upcountry participants).

Refreshments will be provided by the consortium.

Deadline for applications is 16th October, 2015.

No course fee is required.


Applicants are required to submit a brief letter of support from their immediate supervisors.

E-mail to the Coordinator LATINA Africa: Mrs  Agnes Kanzira Namaganda at:


For more information about LATINA, visit: LATINA AFRICA Blog

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) Professional Development Grant

September 10, 2015

Dear readers,

INASP has been involved in building and strengthening consortia in developing countries. The Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) is one of the consortia that have greatly benefited from this collaboration. One of the areas that INASP has focused on is building capacity of librarians for the sustainability of the consortium.

This year, I was privileged to win an the INASP professional Development Grant. I used the grant to attend the specialized workshops on Learning and Teaching in the Digital World (LATINA) and Statistics for Advocacy in Cape Town on 20-29 August 2015. For more details, please visit: Cape Town

During the workshops, I was introduced to open source digital tools for teaching and learning. As an Information Literacy trainer, I embraced the concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A MOOC is a model for delivering learning content online with no limit on attendance. To this effect, I have been able to set up page for consortium members for purposes of Research and Development (R&D) available at: CUUL.

There has been a paradigm shift in higher education from teaching to learning. This means that librarians’ roles have to change too in order to facilitate collaborative learning. Librarians need to become innovative in order to remain relevant to the communities they serve.

With the skills attained, I intend to train other consortium members.


August 24, 2015

This year the LATINA course is in Cape Town, South Africa. The host university is Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

This year the focus is on:




The course is conducted by the LATINA Oslo and CPUT Team. Today, we were introduced to digital tools for creating videos using open source software. This is exciting for libraries in the developing world because a lot can be done to support E-learning.,18.642799,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x24019ab9e492a275?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CHoQ_BIwDmoVChMIz_yHpOXBxwIVyjkaCh0xmAOZ


February 13, 2014

Makerere University Library in partnership with Oslo University College will be conducting the LATINA (Learning and Teaching in a Digital World) course in July 2014.  The course is designed by the LATINA Lab at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science (HiOA). The Lab develops, demonstrates and provides intensive training in teaching and learning methods that are based on the current state of-the-art and emerging trends in user-oriented ICT.

The course starts with introductory readings and assignments. The on-site training takes place at Makerere University Library from 14th -25th July, 2014 in the New Building Extension. The course is a mix of presentations, discussions and hands-on work with computers and audio-visual equipment. A high level of student activity and commitment is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. The application form should be accompanied with a motivation statement.

Please note that strong individual motivation, documented by a personal statement of interest, could replace institutional backing. The two weeks’ training is practice oriented and quite intensive.

Participants are advised to apply for sponsorship from their institutions to cover: Registration fee: $150 for Ugandans and $300 for non-Ugandans, Transport to and from Makerere University, Accommodation and Supper.


Application deadline is 30th  June, 2014.

Please send the application form, and supporting documents by e-mail and copy to .

October 21, 2013

LATINA UGANDA Team is preparing to host participants from Africa to the LATINA training next year 2014 in July. We are working hard to secure funding for the event. Prepare to apply!

LATINA UGANDA – Final Day – Friday 28th June 2013

June 28, 2013

Finally we come to the end of an intensive learning event. LATINA UGANDA 2013 has been a success according to the participants evaluation. A lot of hard work  and teamwork were involved.

The projects presented yesterday were exciting and one can say that skills gained have been tested. We believe that these skills will be polished further and put to good use by participants in their respective institutions.

To the LATINA UGANDA Team, thank you for the job well done! Participants, you have been active, hardworking and enthusiastic! Thank you for participating in this year’s course.

To our partners at Oslo University College, LATINA Lab: We are greatly indebted to you for all the support.

Lastly, to Makerere University Library Management for the continued support and guidance.

LATINA UGANDA – Day Nine – Thursday 27th June 2013

June 27, 2013

Today, is a new day for the LATINA class. Participants are putting final touches to their projects. Presentations begin today and some participants look exhausted but still smiling because they are enjoying the project activities.

As earlier mentioned, participants are using the skills attained to accomplish Group projects. One group almost got a heart attack when they experienced power failure yet they had not saved the changes to their project. By the way power failure is a common phenomenon in Uganda so keep saving your work.


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